Trump pardons Oregon ranchers who inspired Bundy standoff

· July 10, 2018

Oregon ranchers Dwight Lincoln Hammond, Jr. and his son, Steven Hammond will soon be free thanks to President Donald J. Trump’s full pardons of them today. Trump signed Executive Grants of Clemency for the multi-generation cattle ranchers imprisoned in connection with a fire that leaked onto a small portion of neighboring public grazing land. In […]

Nebraska ranchers win, prairie dogs lose after Governor veto

· April 26, 2018

An attempt to save prairie dogs across Nebraska has been shut down this week after Governor Pete Ricketts vetoed LB 449, which proposed repealing the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Management Act. LB 449 was introduced by State Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha and was opposed by agriculture groups, sportsmen, and local officials. The bill was passed […]

Survey shows Trump treading water in farm country

· March 28, 2018

The farmers and ranchers who helped put Donald Trump into the White House still give him relatively high marks, but there appears to be some erosion in the number who would like to see him re-elected, according to a new Agri-Pulse survey. The nationwide telephonic survey of 750 farmers and ranchers covered a wide variety […]

Washington ranchers sue Department of Defense over fire

· January 30, 2018

Ranchers in Lower Valley, Washington have filed a lawsuit against the United States, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Army for the repercussions of the Range 12 Fire of 2016. And they’re asking for $15 million. The suit says the U.S. Army acted recklessly when they continued with a live ammunition field training […]

NFU: Farmers only make 11 cents per $1 on Thanksgiving feast

· November 21, 2017

Farmers and ranchers take home just 11.4 cents from every dollar that consumers spend on their Thanksgiving dinner meals, according to the annual Thanksgiving edition of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Farmer’s Share publication. The popular Thanksgiving Farmer’s Share compares the retail food price of traditional holiday dinner items to the amount the farmer receives […]

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Zinke: Farmers, ranchers know the land better than anyone

· September 28, 2017

Ranchers and grazing permit holders will get an unprecedented level of flexibility in the management of livestock while also protecting the public lands, thanks to a new initiative from the Bureau of Land Management. This effort emphasizes the Trump Administration’s goal of promoting shared conservation stewardship of public lands while supporting uses such as grazing. […]

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